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March 1: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Long-Term Care
10:15 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing titled, “Examining the Financing and Delivery of Long-Term Care in the U.S.” Witnesses will be announced on the committee’s website.

March 2: House Appropriations VA Subcommittee Hearing on VA Budget Request
9:30 a.m.; 2359 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Related Agencies will hold a hearing to discuss the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request. VA Secretary Robert McDonald will testify.

March 2: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Zika Virus
10:15 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing titled, “Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus.” Witnesses will be announced on the committee’s website.

March 3: President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues Teleconference
2 p.m.; Teleconference
The President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will hold a teleconference to discuss its ongoing development of pedagogical materials to facilitate the integration of bioethics into education in a range of traditional and non-traditional settings.

March 3: MedPAC Meeting
TBD; 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will meet to discuss Medicare issues and policy questions and to develop and approve reports and recommendations to Congress. An agenda will be available on the meeting website prior to the meeting.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org